Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How 3 entrepreneurs overcame credit struggles. Also in the news: 4 best ways to redeem your choice privileges points, Medicare and hospice, and how to spot a predatory lender.

These 3 Entrepreneurs Overcame Credit Struggles; Here’s Their Advice
Credit unions, credit counseling and even credit cards helped — but so did their resolve to ask questions and put in the hard work.

4 Best Ways to Redeem Your Choice Privileges Points
These sweet spots don’t cost a lot of Choice Privileges points, even in pricey destinations like New York or Tokyo.

Does Medicare Cover Hospice?
The answer is yes, but you must qualify and use a Medicare-approved hospice provider.

How to Spot a Predatory Lender
If it sounds too good to be true, it is.